Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. ($TAST) And The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated ($CAKE) Square Off

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Restaurants industry are trading: Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. and The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. While these two companies may have very different market capitalizations and balance sheets, they are worth comparing given how they are in the same sector. Below you’ll see how the different technical indicators differ between these two stocks, and we’ll also show what Trading View thinks of them based on the technical analysis. But before we get ahead of ourselves, please note that this is technical analysis only (ie. analyzing how these companies are trading, not digging into the company fundamentals), and therefore you should not rely only on this to guide you on whether you should buy or sell anything – take it with a grain of salt only, and pay attention to the disclaimer below. With that said, many traders find value in technical analysis and others even swear by it, so if that is you, I hope my analysis will be of use to you. Let’s get to it…

First things first: during its last day of trading, Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. opened at 7.4, got to a maximum price of 7.66 and dropped to as low as 7.36 before finishing the session at 7.58. In total there were 393900 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, which opened at 36.23, had a high of 36.93, a low of 36.23, closed at 36.49 and had a total volume of 715300.

VOLUME ANALYSIS: Generally, the higher the volume indicators are, the better – you need liquidity to trade, after all. All of the volume indicators are as follows… (click here for an explanation on volume)

Volume Indicator Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Accumulation-distribution index 33.70231 659.02699
on-balance volume -7.32 -36.24
chaikin money flow

1.30769 1.0
force index

0.12825 1.0044
ease of movement rating

0.00503 -0.00212
volume-price trend

-1.29396 -6.89934
negative volume index

1000.0 1000.0

VOLATILITY ANALYSIS: Now to compare the volatility between these two companies… (click here for an explanation on volatility)

Volatility Indicator Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Average true range 0.21321 0.84076
Bolinger bands 7.65255 36.30314
Upper bollinger band 6.74745 36.07686
Lower bollinger band

7.36 36.23
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

nan nan
Central keltner channel

7.47333 36.46333
High band keltner channel

7.21333 35.76333
Low band keltner channel

7.73333 37.16333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

7.36 36.23
Donchain channel low band

7.36 36.23
Donchain channel high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel low band indicator

1.0 1.0

TREND ANALYSIS: Now for the most interesting and detailed part, the trend. Where is the stock actually going? Let’s compare the indicators… (click here for an explanation on trend)

Trend Indicator Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00179
MACD signal -0.00399 -0.001
MACD difference -0.00319 -0.0008
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

7.36 36.23
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

7.36 36.23
Average Directional Movement Index (ADX)

unknown unknown
ADX positive

20.0 20.0
ADX negative

20.0 20.0
positive Vortex Indicator (VI)

1.0 1.0
negative VI

1.0 1.0
trend vortex difference

0.39743 0.34993
trix

-12.9413 -15.16137
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

1.53784 8.51965
KST Oscillator (KST)

-172.83314 -190.38478
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-172.83314 -190.38478
KST difference

-8.99094 -0.44693
Ichimoku rating

7.53 36.58
Ichimoku B rating

7.53 36.58
Ichimoku visual trend A

8.99442 44.7958
Ichimoku visual trend B

8.77705 43.19507
Aroon Indicator (AI)

4.0 4.0
AI indicator down

4.0 4.0
AI difference

-4.0 -4.0

MOMENTUM ANALYSIS: What about momentum? Let’s dive into it… (click here for an explanation on momentum)

Momentum Indicator Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 32.27364 34.79912
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

-24.23573 -8.9518
stochastic oscillator

115.38462 100.0
stochastic oscillator signal

115.38462 100.0
Williams %R rating

15.38462 -223.80952
awesome oscillator

0.03067 0.48004

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. and The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated.

Daily return -17.28331 -19.03848
Daily log return -4.44518 -0.22106
Cumulative return -4.34783 -0.22081

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. and The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated together. But what does all of the above mean? Various technical indicators above are positive, while others are negative, and if we want to decide overall if the technical analysis indicates a bullish or bearish chart, we have to consider all of them together. That’s what the Trading View widget below can do, so let’s see what it says considering all these indicators. First, here’s Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc.:

The verdict above will consider all these technical indicators and consider which are strong and weak, and then put them all together to come up with a conclusion stating whether TAST is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. is a good investment! None of these indicators consider the company fundamentals. All of this data is based on how it trades only. Now with that out of the way, let’s compare it with The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

So there you have it. We hope you have found this analysis useful, and if you see any errors or have any feedback, please comment below.

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DISCLAIMER: We are not registered investment advisers and the above analysis should be taken at face value only. We strongly advise against buying or selling anything based solely on our analysis above, and are not responsible for any losses that you may incur if you choose make any investment decisions based on the above.

Gary Ivenchuck

Gary is a stock trading expert and is responsible for covering technical analysis news on Logistics Business Review. Recently he has been working tirelessly to analyse stocks for our readers, and is always available to hear from people asking for stock analysis.

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